A class taught to most high school students about how a society manages its scarce resources. It is comprised of a handful of mildly persuasive concepts pumped full of jargon and needlessly represented by graphs to deter intelligent people from realizing that this is not a real science.
Much like intelligent design, economics is a popular psuedo-science that intellectual humans would overlook.
The self-proclaimed “social science” contrastingly strives to ignore more of human nature every few years with a book written by a middle-aged man who realizes that he is not smart enough to discover anything new in a real science.
The allocation of scarce resources that have alternative uses.
Everyone should have a basic understanding of economics to be an educated citizen
The study of choice in the face of scarcity.
Ignorant people who post idiotic definitions have scarce resources.
Economics is a social science, that is concerned with meeting 'unlimited demands with only scarce resources'. Economics relies on the assumption that everyone wants more and more money, goods and services = we are all a bunch of greedy mo' fo's. Hence the concept is accurate, and will continue to be taught in colleges everwhere for years to come. Noteable masters include the venerable Daddy G, of Peterborough fame.
A: how much are these bananas?
A: Fine, I buy them off that illegal immigrant for £1.50
Hence the laws of Supply and Demand are and the concept of economics is satisfied.
Economics is the ethics of mixing resources with strangers.
There are many disagreements about what Economics thinks is fair.
a "science" created by a group of middle-aged, bearded men called "economists
" to ensure that anything they say can never be proven wrong
Steve: Dude, you really f'd up on that predication!
Economist: Well if one looks at it from a non-inflationary enviorment, disregarding the laffer curve, then my hypothesis was in fact correct. Its Economics 101
The study of fufilling ones unlimited wants using the Earth's limited resources.
"It's pure economics! Since our resource of TV writers is scarce, we're stuck with crappy reality shows!"
Economics is about creating good outcomes for human beings.
Economics isn't meant to explain everything, but it is good for establishing parameters, distinguishing relationships, identifying issues, clarifying options and providing an analytical framework.
Economics can establish criteria by which governmental decisions can be made.